The Miami Book Fair is a celebration of the literary arts that attracts some of the finest writers from all over the world. Everyone knows the Miami Book Fair is a hot ticket, offering a bit of warmth in the tropics before the long winter everywhere else. This year, the fair is set to take place November 11 through 18 at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus, and it's rolling out its roster of authors.
Earlier this week, the fair announced its first round of authors, including Liane Moriarty of Big Little Lies fame, Pulitzer Prize winners Anna Quindlen and Lawrence Wright, The Vanity Fair Diaries' Tina Brown, and Barack Obama’s presidential photographer, Pete Souza.
But what hasn't been announced yet is that the fair will host a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Sonia Sotomayor will be town to speak with the first Mexican-American Poet Laureate and author of Jabberwalking, Juan Felipe Herrera. So get your Kavanaugh questions ready now.
Sotomayor will promote an illustrated children's book about her life written in both English and Spanish — Turning Pages: My Life Story, or Pasando Paginas — and a version of her book My Beloved World adapted for middle schoolers, The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor.
Also attending will be director, producer, and actress Justine Bateman. The Family Ties star is the author of a new nonfiction book on the title topic, Fame.
Tomi Adeyemi is a relatively new name to the lit scene. Her first book, Children of Blood and Bone, a fantasy novel about a girl who fights a monarchy in West Africa to return magic to her people, has earned critical accolades and widespread popularity since it debuted at number one on the New York Times' Young Adult Hardcover best-sellers list. The book is part of a trilogy, so there's more goodness to come.
Creator of comics Adventure Time/Regular Show and Wired journalist Conor McCreery, will also attend.
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Author of the Pushcart Prize-winning debut Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng, is back with her second novel, Little Fires Everywhere.
You might already know the work of thoughtful feminist writer Rebecca Traister from The Cut. She's back with another book about American women, Good and Mad: How Women's Anger Is Reshaping America.
Expect more announcements, so stay plugged in here.
Miami Book Fair 2018. November 11 through 18 at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; miamibookfair.com.